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Daayen Ya Baayen (2010)

An impoverished village school-teacher's problems mount after winning a car.


Bela Negi


Bela Negi


Credited cast:
Deepak Dobriyal ... Ramesh Majita
Manav Kaul ... Sundar
Badrul Islam Badrul Islam ... Basant
Bharti Bhatt Bharti Bhatt ... Hema R. Majita
Pratyush Sharma Pratyush Sharma ... Baju R. Majita (as Pratyush Doklan)
Girish Tiwari Girish Tiwari ... School Principal (as Girish Tiwari [Girda])
Jeetendra Bisht Jeetendra Bisht ... Jwar Singh (as Jitendra Bisht)
Dhanuli Devi Dhanuli Devi ... Mrs. Majita / Amma
Aarti Dhami Aarti Dhami ... Deepa
Dhananjay Shah Dhananjay Shah ... Hema's brother (as Dhananjay Sah)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amit Aryan Amit Aryan ... Media Announcer
Aditi Beri Aditi Beri ... Meena - Hema's sister-in-law
Parvati Bisht Parvati Bisht ... Knitting Teacher
Dinesh Dinesh ... Car Mechanic
Ram Dutt Ram Dutt ... Old Man with Kids




After returning from Mumbai to Kanta in Uttarakhand, Ramesh Majita, who lives a poor lifestyle with his mother; wife Hema; son Baju; and sister-in-law Deepa, takes on the job of a school-teacher in a building which is over-run by mice. He decides to canvas the village folk into building a Kala Kendra while his friend, Basant, enters his name in a draw to win a car. To their surprise, he is indeed awarded the car - making him the only one to own one in the entire village - much to the chagrin of local contractor Jwar Singh. Ramesh quickly learns how to drive - but will soon find out that he has to maintain his car - especially when it gets damaged, and a mechanic has to be called from out of town. He finds out that Basant has borrowed money to repair the car; while Jwar will ask him to drive the car at a competition to pay off the debt - to which he agrees - but changes his mind at the last moment. His car will then taken over by Jwar's goons for losses incurred, but Sundar and Basant ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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A gentle comedy with a sharp bite
20 June 2012 | by aliyabhatt71See all my reviews

What a fantastic film I discovered recently. I cant believe that I didn't see it before. Daayen ya Baayen is full of subtle humor, nuances, wonderful characters and such a lovely story line. The story seems simple but it is quite complex. It is about a guy going back from the city to the village and finding that not much has changed back here. He finds his raison d'etre in building an art school in he village. But a red car arrives in his life and takes him on a different trip. The story is about this and a lot more - its a life lesson. I can see it again and again for the many nuances and hidden gems all over the film. I enjoyed it and recommend it to everyone who want to see something out of the ordinary.

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29 October 2010 (India) See more »

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